A campaign committee to draft Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a presidential candidate in 2020 has been formally filed, according to records in the Federal Election Commission.
The organization, named “Run The Rock,” was filed on Johnson’s behalf on Sunday by a West Virginia resident named Kenton Tilford. The filing comes almost two months after Johnson hosted the season finale of “Saturday Night Live,” during which he jokingly announced his 2020 candidacy during his opening monologue and announced that Tom Hanks would be his running mate.
“Dwayne, together we would get 100 percent of the vote,” Hanks said. “I would get the seniors’ vote because I fought in World War II — in, like, ten different movies.”
“You did,” Johnson added. “And I, of course, would get the minority vote because everyone just assumes that I’m — well, whatever they are.”
Prior to that “SNL” appearance, Johnson said in an interview with GQ that running for president could be a “real possibility” and that he seriously gave it thought after Donald Trump won last year’s election.
“I started to really think. Could I make a difference? Could I surround myself with really brilliant people to help me make decisions? Do I care about this country? And when the answers continued to come up yes, then I thought, there’s a good chance,” he said.